Updated on Wednesday*:
Scenes from the 48th Annual
Calhoun County Wood Festival
Despite a carburetor explosion on his first run, this contestant
to replace the carburetor and finished second with his next run.
Irvin Walker, 77, of Big Bend, who participated in the Mud Bog last
Saturday, said, “Some people ask me why I do this at my age, and I tell
them, ‘Why not?’.” Walker placed first in the Outlaw Deep Pit division.
The McCormicks - Dewayne, Jeremy and Julie
Plan B from Marietta
Lots of folks played lots of bingo to help the Lions Club buy eyeglasses
for needy children.
Skills and prowess were shown and prizes were won.
The weather, at times, looked threatening, but rain and lightning was
It did get quite windy a time or two.
The Calhoun County Committee on Aging choir sang for the crowd.
Brenda and Glen McBride entertained the crowd with inspirational
and children from their church performed sign language along with the
Katlin Collins, Miss Wood Festival, took off
her sash and crown to challenge Rukus the bull on Saturday evening. She
fought hard to hang on--but Rukus won.
Folks came from near and far to see the sights,
smell the smells and eat the delicious foods.
The Wood Festival Sweepstakes handed out prizes...
Three of them went to Stumptown resident Tim Bowe who was also trying
to establish a record of eating 20 strawberry shortcakes during the
three day festival.
Large crowds were on Main and Market Streets each night to enjoy the
Members of Dangerfield are, left to right,
Lyle Kerby, David Bush, Harry Beall, Rogers Bush and Rick Poling.
Jane Carpenter sang a Jefferson Airplane song with Damgerfield.
Miss Wood Festival, Katlin Collins
Ricky Roberts (left) and Mike Morningstar
entertained the crowd on Thursday night. Morningstar ends each set by
getting people to dance while he plays “Chicken Pickin’” on his unique
creation, an electric “Hickory Stick.”
Calhoun native son Harry Beall entertained the crowd with some 'HBO.'
Harry Beall Originals.
Lester McCumbers (center), 88, of Nicut, played
old-time fiddle music on Friday. Lester said that the music he plays is
“Older than me, and that’s saying a lot.” Also shown are Tim McCumbers
(left) and Kim Johnson.
Lester had them dancing in the streets too.
The band, No One You Know, warmed up on the dock behind the post office
just before the rain.
Queen Flora Talent Winner Michelle Hall.
Miss Photogenic, Brooklyn Talley.
Woodchuck contestants included, left to right,
Pleasant Hill Little Princess, Erica Heiney; Pleasant Hill Little Miss
Woodchuck, Marissa Taylor; Pleasant Hill Mister Woodchuck, Austin Myers;
Arnoldsburg Mister Woodchuck, Dillion Murphy; and Arnoldsburg Little
Miss Woodchuck, Brooklynn Swisher.
Tiny Miss Wood Festival Kaitlyn McCartney
Rick and Duane Poling relax and enjoy the festivities before Rick takes
the stage with Dangerfield.
Some mighty fine looking yard machines.
Mean looking ATV's, except, maybe, for that pink 'Hello Kitty' one
Debbie King’s vehicle was a casualty of a
thunderstorm that came through just before the tractor pull. A speaker
pole blew over and smashed the rear door glass.
Hmmm... which one is going to win?
I can mow your yard in two minutes flat.
Katie Collins of Reno, Ohio, was one of the youngest competitors and
a crowd favorite.
Katie gets another run.
Some of the crowd was ......
Parade marshal Helen Morris led the grand parade, surrounded by some
of her grandchildren, including, left to right, Aren Morris, daughter of
Joe and Sandy Morris; Emily Rhodes, daughter of Todd and Sarah Rhodes;
and Rachel Morris, daughter of Bill and Kendi Morris.
Civil War re-enactors, North and South together, marched in the
parade again this year.
Miss Photogenic, Katie Cox and Queen Flora
XLVIII Amara Yoak
Cabot recycling always brings Battery Man to the parade. Tom Degen
drives the truck.
Mary Umstead will be Calhoun County's representative as our Belle in
this year's Folk Festival in Glenville.
Mini Miss Wood Festival Amelia Cain
Wee Miss Wood Festival Anika Piegols
Tiny Miss Wood Festival Kaitlyn McCartney
Baby Miss Wood Festival Khloe Lane
Little Miss Wood Festival Autumn Siers
Teeny Miss Wood Festival Abbigale Reed
Left, Miss Teen Wood Festival (13-15) Shayla
Arnold; right, Junior Miss Wood Festival Jasmine Fluharty-Goff
Miss Teen Wood Festival (16-18) Heaven Cain
Miss Wood Festival Katlin Collins
Delegate David Walker came to ride in the parade.
Miss Teen Wood Festival 2nd Alternate Hannah
Some of Calhoun's Girl Scouts were in the parade
Tiny Mister Wood Festival Dane Stephens
Toddler Mister Wood Festival Isaac Koon
Calhoun Middle/High School Marching Band
Miss Wood Festival Fairs and Festivals Maria
Calhoun Christmas Connection had a float in the parade
Baby Mister Wood Festival Hoyt Helmick
Toddler Miss Wood Festival, 1st Alternate, Brealle Arthur
Little Miss Woodchuck, Marissa Taylor
Pleasant Hill Mister Woodchuck, Austin Myers
Arnoldsburg Mister Woodchuck, Dillion Murphy
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